Geek Steep S1E7 – The X-Files
This is the tea that I drank while recording for this episode; I picked it because after having now watched more episodes of X-Files spanning multiple seasons, doing some background research, and thinking about it more critically I thought the name of the tea was a cute reflection of Scully and Mulder and their two different view points of the world. As I explain in this week’s episode, both of them basically are taking the stance of “knowing something by heart” – at least, in the beginning of the series anyway. They sorttttaaa find a middle-ish ground eventually. Basically, Mulder “knows by heart” that aliens/the supernatural exists while the more grounded Scully “knows by heart” that they don’t.
I actually hadn’t tried this tea before we recorded this episode so aside from feeling inspired by the name I had no clue what it would be like. I don’t feel as if the actual flavour of the tea matches the feeling of the show – but it was a delicious cuppa! Very almond forward, in a way that reminded me of an almond cookie or even just marzipan. Not overly sweet, but rich tasting and the floral orange blossom was the perfect compliment to that coating, lux tasting almond note. I’m actually a little surprised how well they complimented each other. Something about the overall flavour also made me think of Christmas cookies!? In a more loose sort of way, though.
This might be one of the better August Uncommon blends I’ve had – but I will reserve officially making that statement until I steep myself another mug and am able to taste it without the excitement of geeking out about new fandoms bleeding through into my judgement.
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